|08-31-2013, 07:14 AM||#4711|
Joined: Mar 2002
Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All
Turns out this group of "New Zealand motorcyclists" includes a very weathly Kiwi. So who knows who paid who what sum of money to get this sort of access.
"Five New Zealand motorcyclists made a rare crossing of the world’s last Cold War frontier Thursday, riding their bikes over the heavily militarized border from North to South Korea.
The crossing was part of a 9,000-kilometer journey that began in the Russian city of Magadan and aimed to traverse the mountain 'spine' of the Korean peninsula, from Mount Paektu in the North to Mount Halla in the South."
gen screwed with this post 09-01-2013 at 08:57 AM
|09-01-2013, 08:44 AM||#4712|
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Aaleund Norway
I have been asked several times how my BMW F800GS was rigged for my journey and also what tecnical issues I had and what has been replaced.
I pretty much bought a used bike (2000km) which were rigged for asphalt and light gravel riding. Not built or intended for the BAM or ROB, but I got it through. I would have done several things differently today! A lightweight bike and a soft luggage setup would be much easier and more fun!
- Standard 2010 F800GS
- Zumo 660 GPS with Touratech holder
- Adventure spec Bashplate
- Adventure spec Crash bars
- Bark buster Handguards
- Wonderlicht windscreen
- Metal Mule Paniers
- Giant loop tank bag
REPLACED DURING TRIP:
- Tyres, tyres, tyres
- Oil and filter (every 10k)
- Front sprocket
- Front wheel bearings
- Front Rim (temporary solution)
- Rear brake pads (x2)
WORK DONE AFTER TRIP:
- New tyres front and rear
- Oil and filter
- Chain, front and rear sprockets
- Replaced brake pads front and rear
- Wheel bearings and seals front
- Wheel bearings and seals rear
- Steering head bearings
- Front shocks overhauled and replaced seals
- Rear shock replaced
- Repainted all plastic parts
- Repainted all black powder coated parts
- Replaced chain protection
- Replaced temporary spring for side support with OEM one.
- Replace front rim and spokes(Excel)
The bike has been very reliable and never let me down. A great bike for on-road and light gravel use. For offroad use - choose a lighter bike :) Just my opinion. Walter has some good points here: http://www.sibirskyextreme.com/blog-2/
2012 (F800GS) Europe, Iran, ...Stans, Pamir Highway, Russia, BAM road, Road of bones.
2012 (G650XC) USA, Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Equador, Peru.
2013 Fjords of Norway
- STRONGLY BELIEVE IN A LIFE BEFORE DEATH-
|09-01-2013, 08:32 PM||#4715|
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Spudville, Idaho
^ The thread tools tab at the top of each page. (I had to ask too)
"You can have anything you want, but not everything you want."
"There's nothing like that fresh tire feeling "
|09-01-2013, 11:38 PM||#4716|
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: English expat in The Hague
|09-06-2013, 12:55 PM||#4717|
Joined: Jul 2006
I finally stitched some video clips together, to give you guys who are looking forward to a DVD from this trip, some kinda idea what to expect .... so here you go ... (set it on 720p)
*** New Sibirsky Extreme Trail DVD Trailer HERE ***
Moroccan Extreme 2011 DVD available HERE
World Motorcycle Altitude Record video HERE
Sibirsky Extreme - The Home of Adventure Motorcycling in Siberia and Mongolia - On Facebook
Colebatch screwed with this post 09-09-2013 at 08:29 AM
|09-06-2013, 01:56 PM||#4721|
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Socal near the great 33
Oh, hell yeah!!! Will be checking that website every day after Jan 1st!
(I noticed in the vid that Walter dropped his bike in one of those crossings. Does that mean I can tell people I ride as well as he does?)
|09-06-2013, 05:49 PM||#4723|
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Too bad we can't pre-order. I want this one.
'10 690 EnduroR
|09-07-2013, 03:51 AM||#4725|
Far from sanity
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: New Harbor, ME
Awesome! I read your book and have the last Sibirsky Extreme DVD (Christmas presents - by the way, awesome Christmas presents!) and cannot wait for this DVD!!! Are you going to do another book?
I loved the first book - couldn't put it down and was left wanting more when it was done. Any chance for another book????
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. - William Gibson
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